California natives Meure, Dreger pick up weekly USPHL awards
The USPHL has announced its players of the week, with a pair of California products taking home the honors.
Ogden Mustangs forward Jake Meure is the Mountain Division Forward of the Week, while Idaho Falls Spud Kings netminder Jeffrey Dreger is the Mountain Division Goaltender of the Week.
Meure continued his climb in the record books over the weekend, aided by his six points (3-3-6) in three multi-point games.
The 2002-borrn Fremont product stretched his point streak to six games and jumped into fourth all-time in Ogden history in points, thanks to his two-point night versus Northern Colorado last Saturday. The winger also jumped into the top 10 all-time in USPHL Premier scoring, leapfrogging into eighth with 183 career points in just two and a half seasons.
During his youth hockey days, Meure skated for the San Jose Jr. Sharks.
Dreger, a 2003 birth year out of Manhattan Beach, emerged the victor in his two starts, going 2-0-0, and giving the Spud Kings their first series win in franchise history.
Dreger has been a huge boost since arriving from Twin City. Dreger stuffed 52 of 56 shots for a .929 save percentage while allowing just a 2.00 GAA in his wins over the Pueblo Bulls. He has allowed three goals or fewer in five of his first six appearances with Idaho Falls, who are 4-2-0 overall when he’s in net.
Back home, Dreger played for the Los Angeles Jr. Kings.
— Brendan Price/USPHL.com
(December 16, 2022)